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Episode 111: Beans, Beans, the Magical Fruit

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Everything you need to know abut how to cook beans | Ep 111 DIdn't I Just Feed You, a family food podcast for parents (even the ones who hate to cook)

This week’s episode is brought to you by Thrive Market, Bada Bean Bada Boom & Not Just

We promise that we get the bean jokes out the way early in this episode to make way for serious bean conversation. Because, sure, beans are funny, but they’re also our number one pantry staple thanks to their wild versatility, affordability, and nutritional impact. They go into the pot hard and dry, and come out soft and delicious. It’s like magic, and we talk all about how you can harness their wonder.

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A Little Bit of Magic

Beans are a little bit of magic — or maybe a lot of magic, if you count the fact that you can even make good use of the water in which you cook your beans! (More on that below!)

From creamy vegan sauces to healthier blondies (really — more on that below too!), beans can be used in an immeasurable number of delicious ways. And this week, we talk all about them.

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